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Chocolate Toffee Cake Recipe

Chocolate Toffee Cake Recipe

“I’ve been making this cake for years, and it’s the most requested cake from my family and friends for coffee get-togethers. Now that I have two grandsons, I serve it at birthdays, too!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • CAKE:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar


  • 1. Combine the toffee bits, chips and brown sugar; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition (mixture will appear curdled). Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  • 3. Pour a third of the batter into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Sprinkle with a third of the toffee mixture. Repeat layers twice. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 4. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely. For icing, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add evaporated milk and brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until thickened. Cool. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 665 calories, 32g fat (18g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 417mg sodium, 89g carbohydrate (64g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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kavita User ID: 9235907 272001
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2017

"I was really looking forward to trying this cake as i love chocolate and toffee.

This cake was just ok in taste and pretty dry. I think some added walnuts would have added flavor. It was not worth the time and effort and I will not be making this again. The glaze however was pretty good and simple to make. I will use the glaze for other cakes."

2124arizona User ID: 845443 268848
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2017

"The cake was moist and delicious!! It didn't stay long around our house! The icing was also good!!"

daniellem02 User ID: 7255396 221058
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"The cake was delicious--very rich and not dry at all. But the glaze wasn't good. I followed directions exactly (and they are not very complicated!) but it was grainy and thin, so I didn't use it. The cake is so sweet that I really didn't miss it. However, if you want a glaze, I would highly recommend you search this website for the one that goes on Taste of Home's "Cranberry cookies with Browned Butter glaze"--it is easy and fantastic."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 108774
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"This cake was very yummy. I didn't have problems being too dry, in fact I thought it was a little on the moist side. It's also very rich!!! I left the frosting optional when I served it and it tasted great even without the frosting."

gdeezy User ID: 5414746 185994
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"cake was dry and we didn't care for the taste. I thought the glaze would help it out, but the evaporated milk gave it a strange taste. It would have been much better with half & half or even plain milk. Also, the chocolate chips added too heavy of a chocolate taste. I think it would have been tastier with just the chocolate toffee bits. It was a total waste of ingredients."

Penny McNeill User ID: 3850172 102900
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"I made this cake for my family, and they LOVED it! I would make this cake again for sure. I'm not sure why someone would say that it was too dry. They must have over cooked it."

The pen User ID: 5456923 185911
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"I've made this cake several times and was never dry. My family loves it."

kkutz User ID: 4198388 185910
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010

"the was very dry,i will not make again,"

CR25000 User ID: 4936127 185909
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"This cake was not good and should not have been a prize winner. Not very moist and a waste of ingredients. The icing was gross. I bake all the time and was very disappointed in this recipe. Don't waste your time. cake is going in the trash."

mrskellygreen User ID: 4455447 168971
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"It was definately a hit at our Christmas Eve family get-together. I'm sure it will be requested again next Christmas. I didnt have an issue with it being dry, maybe addumler overcooked it?"

addumler User ID: 1859892 145789
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"I thought this was a pretty good cake. Not good enough to be a prize winner. It's better after a day or two. Not very moist. The icing was very good."

HeatherHH User ID: 1550099 168845
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"This is an okay dessert, but it’s nothing special. The cake itself is only fair in quality, with the filling and frosting unable to pull it up above “okay.” I will not make this again."

[email protected] User ID: 1304223 119525
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

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